Brian Beutler: Why Trump’s Convention Is the Worst Show on Earth – New Republic

…[T]he convention itself has, relatively speaking, been an operational calamity. Organizing a four-day political convention featuring dozens of speeches, big crowds, live television broadcasts, and a high demand for effective pageantry is a huge, complex undertaking. Just nailing down logistics and planning requires a whole staff, one separate from the party and campaign officials who coordinate message and stagecraft—vetting speeches (say, for plagiarism), identifying themes that resonate with the public, and booking speakers who can address those themes coherently…

It’s no surprise Trump accelerated the GOP’s waning capacity to undertake big projects, and whittled it down to where all it can do is reflect Trump’s own ugly, erratic id.

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